Animoca Brands and its subsidiary, Lympo, recently announced a strategic partnership with Play Magnus Group. They will assist the popular chess leader in developing and promote their upcoming blockchain-based chess game, Anichess.

Scheduled for 2023, Anichess will bring chess to the forefront of Web3, GameFi, and blockchain gaming. Play Magnus Group holds unmatched significance in the e-learning and entertainment services in the chess arena. 

Thus, their collaboration with Lympo is a welcoming one for chess enthusiasts globally. The ventures will work together to popularize chess in the most modern way possible. Play Magnus Group will use its influence to invite top chess players to advise on the integration of engines in Anichess.

This way, PMG will ensure a smooth onboarding and learning process for beginners. On the other hand, Lympo will propose its $SPORT token to operate as the utility token for Anichess. It will act as Anichess’ gateway to the Lympo ecosystem, expanding its reach and player experience.



Yat Siu, the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Animoca Brands, said that Chess is quickly becoming one of the most popular eSports in the gaming market. A partnership with Play Magnus Group to develop Anichess will help Animoca Brands provide an unmatched chess experience for players.

Similarly, Anichess will improve the traditional chess experience with a strategic layer, producing unforeseen situations. Super grandmasters, casual gamers, eSports stars, and renowned game designers have gathered to deliver a fulfilling blockchain chess experience. Previously, Animoca Brands entered into a partnership with Play Magnus Group to bring PMG’s Meltwater Champions Chess Tour into the metaverse.

Founded in 2013 by Magnus Carlsen, Play Magnus Group strives to deliver the best online experiences and services to promote chess worldwide. The platform now boasts over 60,000 paying monthly users, and it covers primary fields around chess like watching, coaching, learning, and competing.

On the other hand, Lympo is a seasoned expert in Sports NFTs and GameFi. Lympo leading the development and deployment of Anichess will be fruitful for PMG, allowing the blockchain-based chess game to emerge as an immersive and well-rounded product.